Chapter 9. Challenging Behaviour

  1. Angela Hassiotis Senior Lecturer3,
  2. Diana Andrea Barron Clinical Research Fellow3 and
  3. Ian Hall Consultant Psychiatrist4
  1. David Smith1 and
  2. William Howie2

Published Online: 16 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682968.ch9

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook

How to Cite

Smith, D. and Howie, W. (2009) Challenging Behaviour, in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry: A Practical Handbook (eds A. Hassiotis, D. A. Barron and I. Hall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682968.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    UCL Department of Mental Health Sciences, London W1W 7EJ, UK

  2. 4

    East London NHS Foundation Trust, London E1 4DG, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    CAMHS, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, London, UK

  2. 2

    Assessment and Intervention Team, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470742518

Online ISBN: 9780470682968

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Keywords:

  • challenging behaviour or ‘challenges’ - people controlling individual's environment;
  • challenging behaviour in people with learning disabilities and community treatment;
  • challenging behaviour - communication of individual's needs;
  • diagnostic overshadowing - aggressive and self-injurious behaviours, innate part of a person's presentation;
  • systemic thinking - commonly called family therapy;
  • systemic thinking - techniques providing framework for understanding;
  • commissioning specialist services in managing challenging behaviour;
  • Attention deficit disorders (ADDs);
  • gathering information - first part of functional assessment;
  • antecedents, behaviour and consequences (ABC) and settings, triggers, action and response (STAR)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Systemic perspectives in challenging behaviour

  • Assessment

  • Functional assessment

  • Management

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Further reading